02/14/16 - NNHS Newsletter
“Love is missing someone whenever you're
apart, but somehow
- Kay Knudsen
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today is Valentine's Day, so I want to send all of y'all my love!
BONUS #1 - It's in His Kiss - Betty Everett, 1964
BONUS #2 - It's in His Kiss - Cher, 1990
|"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" is a song written
Rudy Clark. The song was made a hit when recorded by
Betty Everett, who hit No. 1 on the
Cashbox magazine R&B charts with it in 1964. Recorded by dozens of
artists and groups around the world in the decades since, the song
became an international hit when remade by
Dave Marsh in his book The Heart of Rock and Soul opines that Betty Everett's version, "while [credited] as a solo performance is one of the finest girl group hits, undoubtedly the best one made outside the genre's New York City/Philadelphia/Los Angeles "axis""...
Cher's remake was cut for the soundtrack of her 1990 film Mermaids in which it played under the closing credits, and the single's U.S. release coincided with the November release of the film. It peaked at number thirty three on the Billboard Hot 100, and number one in the United Kingdom, where it remained for five weeks, selling a total of 520,000 copies, making it one of the biggest-selling singles by a female artist in Britain in the 1990s. The song was Cher's first solo number one there. At the time, her previous number one in the United Kingdom had been in 1965 with her then husband Sonny Bono and their first hit: "I Got You Babe".
Cher's "The Shoop Shoop Song" also topped the charts in Austria, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and Spain; the single achieved a number two peak in Australia and top ten status in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland...
An episode of Tiny Toon Adventures also featured an animated music video of the original version, with Babs Bunny lip-syncing to the song...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Valentine Birthday today toJimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents), Bekah Mansfield of TX!
Happy Birthday this week to:
18 - The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC;
19 - Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND Sandra Smith Overby ('63) AND Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA;
20 - Bobby Callis ('64) of WV!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
February 14, 1942 - The Battle of Pasir Panjang contributed to the fall of Singapore.
February 14, 1943 - Rostov-on-Don, Russia was liberated.
February 14, 1943 - Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launched a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
February 14, 1944 - The anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
February 14, 1945 - On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces began fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.
February 14, 1945 - Prague was bombed, probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
February 14, 1945 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship.
February 14, 1945 - Mostar was liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
|Monday, February 14, 1966 - Australian currency was decimalised.|
|“The way to
happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live
simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter
sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try
this for a week and you will be surprised.”
From Allan Hanrahan ('55) of VA via snail mail - 02/12/16 - "Scholarships":
Newport News High School publication on-line
As you are well aware, two legendary figures in Newport News High School history were Miss Ethel Gildersleeve, Dean of Girls, and Julius "Julie" Conn, Coach and Athletic Director. However, are you aware that there are endowed scholarships, in their respective name, at Christopher Newport University under the auspices of the CNU Educational Foundation?
Perhaps your viewers/readers would be interested in knowing this, and might even desire to contribute to the scholarships as memoriams or such.
Should they wish to do so, contributions of any amount can be made to:
and designated either the Julius Conn Memorial Endowed Scholarship, account number 1012, or the Ethel Gildersleeve Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
Contributions can be sent to:
Office of University
Thank you for your time and attention, and thank you for your publication.
Allan C. Hanrahan
Thank you so much, Allan! I knew of the scholarship for Miss Gildersleeve and had mentioned it on her page nearly thirteen years ago, but apparently I was unaware of the one for Coach Conn. I have now added those important addresses to their respective pages in our Archive.
Okay, Typhoon Nation, you know what to do!
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 02/14/16 - "Happy Valentine's Day!":
|Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. Be safe and
have a good day.
Thank you, Santa Jim - and to you, too!
From My Friend, Liam, of NC - 02/11/16:
|Thanks, Liam! It's often very difficult to tell, but I love it! Happy Valentine's Day!|
From The Walking Dead - 02/14/16 - "The Walking Dead Returns!":
Remember when you fell in
love with The Walking Dead? Spend Valentine's Day with us, and watch the
Mid-Season Premiere TONIGHT, February 14 at 9:00/8:00 on
Be there for Valentine's Day love.
|“If I were in this
business only for the business, I wouldn't be in this business.”
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#35 in a series of 60)":
I think you will enjoy this!
OOH! Thanks, Dools!
|BONUS VALENTINE CRAFTS:|
BONUS VALENTINE'S DAY RECIPES:
http://www.food.com/recipes/valentines-day - "Find the perfect recipe for a romantic night in! Impress your loved one with tantalizing mains, flirty cocktails and sweet treats."
FINALLY:From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/13/16:
“Has your son decided what he wants to be when he grows up?” I asked my friend.
“He wants to be a garbageman,” he replied.
“That’s an unusual ambition to have at such a young age,” I said
“Not really," he replied. "He thinks that garbagemen work only on Tuesdays.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
March 09, 2016 - The NNHS Class of June 1942
meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month
for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club,
1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few
years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and
atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for
2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/20/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Written and composed by Rudy Clark (b. 1935), 1963
"Shoop Shoop Song" midi courtesy of Ginger's Music Page 6 - 02/14/14
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" lyrics courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/cher/theshoopshoopsongitsinhiskiss.html - 02/14/16
Valentine Forever Yours Image courtesy of
http://www.funnyjunkz.com/funny/funny-ecards/ - 02/13/12
"Happy Valentine's Day" Title clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/IrishRose/Valentine-gifs.html - 02/09/07
Valentines clip art
courtesy of John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/09/09
Hearts Divider Line 5 clip art courtesy of http://www.christmas-graphics-plus.com/free/miscellaneous-valentines-graphics.html - 02/16/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09